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Kuwait Red Crescent Society donates medical equipment worth over Rs. 30mn

The Kuwait Red Crescent Society donated urgently required medical items to help the Sri Lankan Government contain the COVID 19 spread in Sri Lanka, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kuwait said in a statement today (20).

This comes after a recent meeting between Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Kuwait U. L. Mohammed Jauhar and the Chairman of the Red Crescent Society Dr. Hilal Musaed Al Sayer.  

The estimated cost of the consignment is 167,918 USD which included 16 hospital beds with over-bed tables, 20 portable oxygen concentrators, 2 automatic external defibrillator, 4 patient monitors, 2 vital signs monitors, 4 high flow oxygen therapies, 5 ventilators and 100 pulse oximeters. 

The consignment of medical items, which arrived in Sri Lanka on 16th June 2021, were received by Secretary/State Ministry of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Dr. R M S K Rathnayake, Deputy Director General of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Aruna Prasad Lekamge. 

The shipment of the consignment was facilitated with the assistance of Director General of African Affairs and Covid 19 Focal Point B. Kandeepan, and Minister of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Kuwait Poshitha Perera, along with  Director/Planning, State Ministry of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Asanka Maithreeratne.

Jazeera Airways of Kuwait voluntarily airlifted the consignment free of charge, on the initiative of the Chief Executive Officer of Jazeera, Rohit Ramachandran.